About the property
- House2200 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 - 3 nights
Great Gathering Place With 5 Bedrooms
This is a spacious, 2200 sq ft, classic PRAIRIE STYLE home just west of the Benson Neighborhood. This turn-of-the-century home offers five bedrooms and two full baths, a fully furnished kitchen, separate dining room, and large living room. There are four good-size bedrooms upstairs, and one large bedroom on the main floor with private entrance. There is also a full bathroom on each floor. This home comfortably accommodates 8 to 10 guests.
Our home is 5 miles from downtown Omaha, the Century Link Center and Ameritrade Park – or about 10-15 minutes drive time, and only a 5 minute drive from the Westroads (CWS shuttle), and Borsheims at the Regency Shopping Center. We are centrally located, less than 5 minutes to 72nd and Dodge Street, and the Nebraska Furniture Mart with easy access to shopping and great restaurants.
The back yard is over ½ acre with a 600 sq ft deck and grill, and lots of room to relax under our Ginormous 100 year old Catalpa Tree! Summers are great here!
This 100+ year old home is remarkably well-preserved with lots of its original character and beauty, but also has all modern conveniences. Original Oak and Tigers Eye Maple wood floors, 9 ft ceilings with original plaster cove, and numerous antique pieces are only part of the charm. We love our well-cared for home and know that you will too.
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 21, 2018
We are life-long residents of Omaha, and love the city and its people. We are both educators and never tire of exploring the great outdoors.
Theresa purchased this House in 2003
Why Theresa chose Benson
This is such a beautiful historic home, and has great access to all activities in the city. Great for College World Series groups, Berkshire Hathaway, Graduations and Family Reunions.
What makes this House unique
This home feels like you are going back one hundred year; which you are. It is one hundred and five years old this year. And we just found out that our catalpa tree is the state record holder! During our modernizing we have been very careful not to destroy the homes original character. It is a home that truly captures a bygone era.
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Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Stay in Omaha
My 3 old friends and I get together about once a year and try to get a house to stay in. Because of various issues, it is important we get a house with at least 4 bed rooms. This house we rented in Omaha met all our needs. There was more than ample room for us. While it advertises 4 bedrooms, it actually has 5 and a total of 6 beds. The house was very comfortable with a nice back yard and a large deck with a fire pit. It was great sitting out there in the evening with a few drinks and good conversation. Inside the house was clean and well equipped for all cooking needs. A good restaurant is close by within walking distance (1/4 mile) and a good breakfast place was a little farther (1/2 mile). The owner was very accommodating, spending almost a 1/2 hour with us going over the house and the location of things. She made sure we would enjoy the house. The bedrooms were quiet and comfortable, and the two baths were clean and modern. The only drawback was the location. It is on a busy street about 8 miles from downtown Omaha. A car will be needed to get around Omaha. There is a good sized driveway at the house that is easy to get in and out. Overall we had a very good experience and would use the house again the next time we come to Omaha.
Thank you John for the nice comments. We love it when guests have a chance to relax and reconnect with one another; that's what it's all about! I thoroughly enjoyed meeting you and your friends and would love to host you again. Many Blessings, Theresa
Well taken care of.
We were in town for the Berkshire AGM and the location was great.
Beautiful house. Very clean accommodations that made us feel right at home. Was great to meet the owner at arrival to show us around and get tips for our stay.
Owner checked up on us with an email to offer tips and to make sure everything was to our standard.
Would stay again.
Thanks Matt, We couldn't ask for better guests. I'm very pleased to know that your stay was pleasant. We hope to see you again if you're in town for the Berkshire Shareholders Convention. Take care, Theresa
Lovely gardens and historic home
We stayed 2 nights with a group of 5 ladies. We spent the weekend visiting and catching up, and this house was perfect for that. There is a large deck and yard for a bonfire. The kitchen had abundant cooking utensils and pantry items. There is a large dining room table for visiting and game playing. We really appreciated the comfortable bedrooms and generous, high quality linens that were provided. We had everything we needed. Theresa, the owner, is a lovely person and was very accommodating upon our arrival. Would stay here again.
Thanks Chantelle, It was truly a pleasure hosting you and your friends. I agree, the weather was fabulous, which makes for a great time on the deck. I'm glad that the kitchen and house worked well for you, and special thanks for the nice comment about the linens. We work earnestly to make the beds super-comfortable! I hope your drive home was great and we would love to see you next year. Take care, Theresa
Wonderful home with great central location
My family, which included six adults and one toddler, stayed at the house for four nights and enjoyed every minute! The home is extremely well-kept and cozy. We had a chance to cook, grill, have a bonfire and chase a very active three year old around the yard. When we wanted to go out, we were a 10-20 minute drive from everything in Omaha. Plus, the owner was super attentive to any questions or concerns we had. We highly recommend staying here and hope we have a chance to again.
We rented this house for a long weekend for a family reunion. Ten of the 15 attendants, including 5 children, stayed here, the rest stayed in a hotel but came here to hang out. It worked well- there was plenty of space for our large group to gather on the deck and lawn, around the dining room table, or in the living room. The house was very clean and well-maintained and the owner was extremely helpful and accommodating. We loved the huge old tree in the backyard and all the bird feeders.
The only problem I found with this property - and this would be expected in a house of this age- was that each room is quite small- containing one twin, two twins, or a full-size bed. This would be fine for people traveling without kids but it was a little complicated for families with young children. We ended up packing several people in a few rooms, with some sleeping in air mattresses on the floor and at least one room ended up empty. This arrangement worked out fine for us but perhaps wouldn't be for everyone. Also, the layout, bed sizes, etc.. of the rooms was a little difficult to figure out from the listing.
The room layouts and the abundance of nice decorations and beautiful woodwork made it perhaps less than ideal for small children. However, in other ways it was great for the kids- there was a big yard, a basketball hoop, lots of birds for our young birder, lots of videos in the living room and master bedroom, and enough space on the living room floor for cousins to camp out together.
We had a wonderful stay here- it's really a special house and property. We would definitely recommend it to others!
Thanks for such nice comments! I am really glad that your family had a memorable time here. I hope that we can host you again sometime. Theresa
Charming home with a lot of character. We enjoyed staying there for the weekend. It gave us plenty of room for everything we needed and wanted to do. The one drawback was we had to share one bathroom because we went with the 4 bedroom/1bathroom set up. We'd be happy to stay here again if the opportunity presented itself.
Hi Justin, We're really glad that your had a good time and found our house accommodating. We look forward to having you stay with us again. Have a great day!
This lovely home is 10-15 MINUTES from the Qwest Center, TD Ameritrade Park and other downtown landmarks such as Joslyn Art Museum, Durham Museum, and the Holland Performing Arts Center.
You are within 5 MINUTES of Westroads shopping mall, and dozens of great restaurants, 4 Golf Courses, and 3 Movie Theaters.
There is easy Interstate access to Henry Doorly Zoo, Lauritzen Botanical Gardens, and 15 minutes to Coco Keys Indoor Waterpark and Fun-Plex Waterpark with Miniature Golf.
The Strategic Air and Space Museum, Mahoney State Park, Wildlife Safari Park, DeSoto Bend National Wildlife Refuge,and Platte River State Park are 30 minutes via freeway.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
College World Series and Berkshire Hathaway Events are a minimum of $500/night.